2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Jul 06, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

AGC 195 - Canine Public Skills


Description: Rules, ethics, laws, and training for dogs and handlers to test for therapy or service dog teams. Student/dog team training in a variety of public environments such as health facilities and businesses.

Prerequisites: AGC 192  (may be taken concurrently)

Credits: 2
Lecture: 1
Lab: 2

Course Content:
  1. Basic canine training skills
  2. Canine handling skills
  3. Canine behavior expectations in health facilities and other businesses
  4. Canine-to-canine greetings
  5. Canine-to-human greetings
  6. Communication in public while handling a dog
  7. Traveling, camping, hiking and dog sports
  8. Therapy, service and assistance dogs
  9. Laws and ethics regarding assistance, service and therapy dogs

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply basic canine training behavior skills. (1)
  2. Use dog handling skills in public environments. (2-5)
  3. Apply proper dog handling skills in health facilities and other businesses. (2,3)
  4. Recognize and train proper canine-to-canine greetings. (1,2,4)
  5. Recognize and train dogs' polite approaches to humans. (1,2,5)
  6. Communicate with people while handling a dog. (2,6)
  7. Recognize and train proper canine manners and behaviors for traveling, camping, hiking and dog sport activities. (1,2,7)
  8. Discuss the differences between assistance, service and therapy dogs. (8,9)
  9. Discuss and evaluate the laws and ethics regarding assistance, service and therapy dogs. (9)